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Merry Acres students watch history in action

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

January 20, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Nearly every classroom at Merry Acres Elementary School watched as President Barack Obama took the oath of office.

Students said they were excited to be a part of history even if it was from their classrooms in Albany. They say they'll be watching the Obama administration closely to see if he brings the change he's promised.

"I'm just so happy that he's our President because he is in history for the first African American President," said Diane Tran, a seventh grader.

"The speech I thought was very good, it was very inspiring and it touched me in a way I haven't been touched in a while," said Othellious Cato, a seventh grader.

"I really realized how much we put into politics, how much it matters to our society especially all the gas prices going up and the stock market crashing this year I really feel like we had a reason to pay attention," said Radhika Patel, a seventh grader.

Many of the seventh grade students at Merry Acres put together election projects for their Social Studies Fair.

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